Tag: The Simpsons

  • Schedule Spotlight: Fox Sundays 89-90
    Schedule Spotlight: Fox Sundays 89-90

    We’re going to skip CBS on Sundays in our schedule spotlight, because it’s just 60 Minutes, Murder She Wrote, and a movie. Fox on the other hand, is much more interesting. They began their Sunday evenings with Booker, a police procedural series co-created by Stephen J Cannell. It has a title sequence that manages to…

  • It’s The Simpsons All The Way Down
    It’s The Simpsons All The Way Down

    This is hardly the most original thought, nor the most timely, but it’s been festering in my head for years now, and more so since I started a slow and steady re-watch from the start of The Simpsons. It bothers me that The Simpsons are rushing home to watch The Simpsons. Or at least a…

  • The Real McBain
    The Real McBain

    Here’s a collection of the clips from the McBain movie that we see in the early years of The Simpsons. And here’s a trailer for a real movie, also called McBain, from 1991, which starred Christopher Walken and Michael Ironside. It was written and directed by James Glickenhaus. Enjoy the classic voice over too. This…

  • What’s The Opposite Of A Goose?
    What’s The Opposite Of A Goose?

    setisoppO time again, and this week we work out the opposite of a honking goose, of a holohonkingram, and of a lemon drizzle honk. Honk. And I make reference to this moment from The Simpsons.

  • Vocalising On The Simpsons
    Vocalising On The Simpsons

    Here are a few interesting interviews from a YouTube channel that you should definitely follow. And here’s Yeardley being rather candid about things. Interesting that they both were up for the other’s part. His frames of reference are fascinating. I always thought Moe was based on Rich Hall. Is that correct?

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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